EBay (EBAY) has acquired weirdly-named Svpply.com, a site that delivers a "curated,"...

|By:, SA News Editor

EBay (EBAY) has acquired weirdly-named Svpply.com, a site that delivers a "curated," photo-centric approach to shopping, while taking a cut on referral traffic. Svpply had a mere 700K monthly users as of May. eBay isn't known for offering a very polished and intuitive shopping experience; this is probably an attempt to change that. Marc Andreessen has talked up the disruptive potential of e-commerce startups such as Svpply, whose services lend themselves well to mobile. (earlier)